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Posted on Feb 10, 2012

“Gillispie Gem of the Week”

Today Gillispie’s two kindergarten classrooms celebrated Australia Day to highlight their study of the country that’s also a continent (and island!). Students presented songs of Australia during the morning K-2 assembly while also sharing their growing knowledge of the continent through an A-Z book about the country; in the afternoon they enjoyed activities (such as the mapping experience, below). As part of their their social studies lessons, each elementary classroom studies one of the seven continents, ensuring that children have “traveled the globe” by the time they graduate as sixth graders.

Grade 1 students enjoy their time in the spotlight as they parade around campus during the annual Chinese New Year Parade. All early childhood and elementary students came outside on this beautiful day to enjoy the spectacle.

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